Florence Floods, Italy, 1966

Florence Floods, Italy, 1966 in which 100 died and many cultural artefacts, books, paintings and sculptures were damaged. It was the worst flood for five hundred years. In the Bardini Museum, Bernard Robin, a freelance restorer from New York repairing damage to old musical instruments. On hearing the news of the flood disaster, he flew to Florence at his own expense to assist in the relief effort, bringing with him the chemicals vital to his repair work. - Romano Cagnoni - 1966-11-11
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